JPEGmini is a patent-pending photo recompression technology, which significantly reduces the size of photographs without affecting their perceptual quality. The technology works in the domain of baseline JPEG, resulting in files that are fully compatible with any browser, photo software or device that support the standard JPEG format.
JPEGmini was developed by ICVT, an Israeli startup company based in Tel-Aviv. which is dedicated to optimizing media compression technologies. ICVT is lead by serial entrepreneurs and veterans of the Israeli technology industry, possessing an extensive experience in media compression and delivery technologies. ICVT's goal is to improve the user experience and reduce the costs associated with storing and transmitting media files. We are committed to supporting standard media formats, in order to make our technologies accessible by any user, device or platform.
Sharon Carmel, Founder & CEO
Sharon Carmel is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record in the software space. In 1994, Sharon co-founded Emblaze (LON: BLZ), which developed the Internet’s first vector-based graphics player, preceding Macromedia Flash. The company went public in 1996, and in 2000 made a secondary based on its pioneering cellular video technology, reaching a peak market cap of $4B. In 2001 Sharon founded his second start-up, BeInSync, which developed P2P synchronization and online backup technologies, and was acquired in 2008 by Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ:PTEC).
Dror Gill, CTO
Dror Gill is an industry executive with over 20 years of experience in communications, multimedia and consumer devices. Prior to joining ICVT, Mr. Gill was an independent consultant on multimedia technologies, advising leading firms such as NEC, Samsung, Comverse, Radvision and Zoran. Mr. Gill also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Giza Venture Capital, Chief Technology Officer of Emblaze Semiconductor, and project manager at IBM Research in Israel, where he pioneered the fields of Voice over IP and Internet video streaming. Mr. Gill holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Eliezer (Eli) Lubitch, President
Eli Lubitch is a senior international executive, with both corporate and entrepreneurial experience. For 20 years, Eli is focused on the intersection of imaging and networking solutions for the Graphic Arts, Publishing and professional content industries. Prior to joining ICVT, Eli served Eastman Kodak Company as VP Business development of Kodak Versamark Inc, and Kodak's corporate marketing. Prior thereto, Eli held various engineering, R&D and management position for Scitex, global leader in Graphic Arts imaging technology, that was acquired by HP and Kodak. Eli was the seed investor of Tivella Inc, world pioneer of ipTV that was acquired by Cisco. Eli holds M.Sc with honors in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and MBA with honors from Technion Institute of Technology.